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Mark Raymond McDonald

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Mark Raymond McDonald has defended individuals and businesses in all varieties of criminal matters for more than 20 years.  His practice focuses on California state and federal courts.  He was a Riverside County prosecutor for 7 years before opening his current office in 1996.  Mr. Mcdonald enjoys great success in the courtroom and devotes everything to his clients' success in the outcome of their cases.  Mr. McDonald maintains two offices; one in Laguna Hills and the other in San bernardino. Consult with Mr. McDonald and learn about your options today. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    28 years, 5.7 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brett Parker Davison

    Mark is a great lawyer. He has tons of experience and truly is an expert in criminal defense. He is one of the hardest workers that I know and he continuously obtains the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brett Davison Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Seena Barlas Shah

    I worked as a law clerk for Mark in 2006 and 2007. At the time, Mark was engaged in one of the largest Capital Murder cases in California. Mark's experience and expertise in criminal defense is unsurpassable. Moreover, he was a great mentor as I was learning the trade. I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing an attorney who knows his way around courtrooms in San Bernardino, Riverside, LA, and Orange counties. He definitely gets my endorsement.


    Seena Shah Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald

Or'23276 South Pointe Dr
Suite 206
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653

Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald

165 West Hospitality Lane.
Suite. 28
San Bernardino, CA, 92408



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Prosecutor of the YearRiverside District Attorney1994
Prosecutor of the yearRiverside District Attorney1993
Stauffer Research FellowshipTraynor Society1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald1996 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorChapman University School Of Law, Orange, Ca1992 - 1996
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside County D.A's Office1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v Romero (2013)Probation
People v WatanabeNA Classes
People v Chea (2013)Dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
97 Cal App. 4th 785, 118 Cal. Rptr. 2d 668People v Cuccia2002
63 Cal. App. 4th 462, 73 Cal. Rptr. 2d 650In re Michael I, on Habeas Corpus, 63 Cal. App. 4th 462, 73 Cal. Rptr. 2d 6501998
24 Loyola Law Review 365"Literary Rights Fee Agreements: Letting the Rabbit Guard thr Carrot Patch of Sixth Amendment Rights and Attorney Ethics"1991
20 Pacific Law Journal, 1285"Prejudicial Joinder Under California Penal Code Section 954: Judicial Economy at a Premium"1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chapman UniversityLegal Research and Writing1996
White Collar Crimes SeminarBribery1995